Problem: The Na+/K+ ATPase  (Na+/K+ pump) maintains the concentration gradients for sodium and potassium ions by moving two sodium ions out of the cell and three potassium ions into the cell.A. TrueB. False

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The sodium-potassium pump is known to maintain the concentration of the Na+ and K+ ions in cells, especially in neurons. This uses ATP hydrolysis to transport Na+ out of the cell and K+ into the cell.  

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The Na+/K+ ATPase  (Na+/K+ pump) maintains the concentration gradients for sodium and potassium ions by moving two sodium ions out of the cell and three potassium ions into the cell.

A. True

B. False

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